Stoke’s Adrian Lewis, currently ranked 21st in the world, went into his match with American Daniel Baggish with high hopes of repeating his triumph at the biggest darts competition in 2011 and 2012.
Instead however, it was an ending not planned by ‘Jackpot’ as he fell to defeat in round two of the 2021 World Championships, losing 3-1 and taking to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
In a Tweet he said: “So sorry to my fans and sponsor @TargetDarts, well done to Danny, but for me it just didn’t feel like the World Championships, without the fans it just wasn’t the worlds for me and I couldn’t get the adrenaline going.”
Well, with a massively underwhelming year on the oche for the 35 year old, it seemed that the Worlds was his last chance to take some form into the New Year and show fans that he still has shades of Adey that was the very best at the start of the previous decade.
A sad sight for some darts fans who were backing him to make a shock comeback after a tough year but despite throwing a whopping 6 maximums, ‘Jackpot’ will close the curtains on what has been a poor year of darts.
Lewis now completes the hat-trick of the Stoke darts players to exit the competition which gives the trio work to do in the New Year to try and rectify such poor performances.
It’s tough to look for any escape on the Stoke darts scene as both Ian White and Andy Hamilton all crashed out with them both just playing one game.